[GRASS-user] lion osx

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Tue Oct 25 14:19:08 EDT 2011

Hi Salvatore,

With William's help, I've been doing some test of GRASS on Lion. Here is what I've found out.

1. GRASS compiled under Snow Leopard runs find on Lion. I've not yet run into any problems, including with the TclTk aspects.
2. GRASS will compile under Lion if you force it to 32 bits, Python 2.6, and wxPython 2.8. This version will run fine on Lion.
3. GRASS 7 compiled under Lion as in #2 seems to run fine under Snow Leopard
4. GRASS 6.4.2 compiled under Lion as in #2 still wants to use Python 2.7 and the GUI won't launch. However, if you force it to start up in 32 bits, it will run fine.


C. Michael Barton 
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On Oct 25, 2011, at 3:18 AM, grass-user-request at lists.osgeo.org wrote:

> Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 16:37:19 -0500
> From: William Kyngesburye <woklist at kyngchaos.com>
> Subject: Re: [GRASS-user] lion osx
> To: Salvatore Mellino <salvatore.mellino at gmail.com>
> Cc: grass-user at lists.osgeo.org
> Message-ID: <5415285E-E33D-439C-95E6-E9FFA0AC7099 at kyngchaos.com>
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> Not anything specific.  The Snow Leopard package should work fine, mostly.
> The main difference and problem is Python and the wxPython GUI.  The Snow package uses Python 2.6 and a Carbon-based wxPython.  While it seems to work on Lion, it's possible there are hidden problems due to Carbon supposedly being stripped out of Lion (I could be wrong on that).
> Lion needs a Cocoa-based wxPython, but the GUI doesn't run at all yet.  So it's a work in progress.
> On Oct 24, 2011, at 4:27 PM, Salvatore Mellino wrote:
>> Hi,
>> is there a specific release of GRASS for LION OS (6.4.2 or 6.5)?
>> Thanks.
>> Salvatore
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